verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of peal
Examples from the Web for pealing
Never before was the sky more blue, the air more sweet, the village church bells' pealing merrier.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
While the bell was still strong and pealing, the voice of Father Brown fell soft but distinct.The Wisdom of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
The organ was pealing softly and plaintively, and the little gray coat seemed to heave as with a sob.A Reputed Changeling|Charlotte M. Yonge
Save for the flashing lightning and the pealing thunder all else was quiet.The Nightrider's Feud|Walter C. McConnell
The alarm bell was pealing out its hurried sounds through the still air.Maria Antoinette|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Word Origin for peal
mid-14c., "a ringing of a bell" especially as a call to church service, generally considered a shortened form of appeal (n.), with the notion of a bell that "summons" people to church (cf. similar evolution in peach (v.)). Extended sense of "loud ringing of bells" is first recorded 1510s.
1630s, from peal (n.). Related: Pealed; pealing.